By Special to the Daily World
In response to the current economic crisis and a stressed labor market, the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., is bringing together jobseekers with companies who seek their talents. On Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Greenbriar Mall, upper level, 2841 Greenbriar Parkway, employers will meet and interview hundreds of job seekers.
Titled, “Uniting Talent with Opportunity,” the Career Fair is part of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s national initiative to respond to national economic conditions such as high unemployment, threats to Social Security and the widening gap between people with wealth and people in poverty. The event is being organized by the sorority’s Economic Development Committee chaired by Dr. Priscilla Oliver and Bobbie Gary.
Participation in the fair is free and open to all businesses, jobseekers and those who may be searching for new opportunities. Space is limited and employers who wish to participate may obtain a registration form by contacting Antionette Waits at 404-272-6447 or by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Area schools and universities and other educational organizations will also be present to distribute information about programs to participants interested in furthering their education, enhancing current skills or interested in learning new skills.
Jobseekers should arrive early and bring several copies of their resumes. Dress is business attire.
Jobs are being offered in the fields of healthcare, manufacturing, IT, sales, retail, financial, engineering, government, education, telecommunications, professional, administrative and many more. A partial list of employers confirmed to participate includes: WebMD, Coca-Cola, City of Atlanta, Prudential, Home Depot, Wells Fargo, Fulton County Health Department, Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta Fire Department, Pharmaceutical Sales,Northside Hospital, Piedmont Hospital, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, USPS, Clark-Atlanta University, Bed Bath and Beyond, Atlanta Public Schools, Kroger and the Department of Transportation.